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Experienced resource analysts James Wilson and Matt Keane from Perth-based broking firm Argonaut Securities attended a recent site visit to Red 5’s (ASX: RED) King of the Hills Project (KOTH).

Experienced resource analysts James Wilson and Matt Keane from Perth-based broking firm Argonaut Securities attended a recent site visit to Red 5’s (ASX: RED) King of the Hills Project (KOTH). And they were impressed by what they saw. In a new note, they say the scale of King of the Hills is “bigger than the market perception”, with the project offering numerous “add-ons” to consider over and above the current Feasibility Study (due in mid-2020).

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13th December 2019

Genesis Minerals has signed a farm-in agreement with Kin Mining over the Desdemona South Area, south of Leonora (reports MiningNews). The project sits between Genesis' 760,000 ounce Ulysses deposit and St Barbara's Gwalia mill. The ground includes more than 10km of prospective strike, including the northern extension of the structural corridor that hosts Ulysses. Genesis can earn 60% of the ground by spending A$1 million on exploration within four years. If Kin chooses not to contribute, Genesis could reach 80% by spending a total of $2.6 million.

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Sydney-based Bridge Street Capital has updated its valuation for lithium developer Liontown Resources (ASX: LTR) to 17c/share – a steep premium to its current price of around 8c – following the recently released Pre-Feasibility Study for its Kathleen Valley lithium-tantalum project in WA. “The Kathleen Valley Pre-Feasibility Study represents the next step in establishing full value for this emerging Tier-1 hard rock lithium project,” wrote Bridge Street resource analyst and former fund manager Dr Chris Baker.

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Ed Eshuys has outlined what his company DGO Gold, primarily a resources investor, looks for in a company (reports MiningNews). The company is focused on gold in Western Australia. It screened 100 companies across three main criteria: low cost of discovery, potential for more than 5 million ounces of gold, and optionality to the upside. DGO shortlisted 15 companies and so far has invested in two: De Grey Mining and NTM Gold.

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Early on October 15, a group of international investment bankers delivered some unwelcome news to top executives of Saudi Arabia's giant oil company, Saudi Aramco (reports The New York Times).

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It’s not easy being a lithium enthusiast when the price of the material has dropped by 65 per cent in less than two years and the share-prices of mining stocks exposed to the battery metal have fallen further, and in some case the business has simply collapsed (reports Tim Treadgold on Stockhead). But that negative view of lithium is poised to change in the new year with early signs of a bottom forming in the market thanks to a revival in demand for electric vehicles (EV) in a market other than China, which has been the lithium driver, until now.

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Liontown Resources boss David Richards predicts the lithium market will have recovered by the time its Kathleen Valley project enters production in 2024 (reports The West Australian).

Liontown Resources boss David Richards predicts the lithium market will have recovered by the time its Kathleen Valley project enters production in 2024 (reports The West Australian). The Tim Goyder-chaired explorer yesterday put a $240.5 million price tag on the project near Leinster based on a 2 million tonne per annum operation producing 295,000tpa of spodumene concentrate.

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6th December 2019

Plans to finally develop the world-class Coburn zircon and titanium mineral sands project in Western Australia’s Mid-West region are advancing

Plans to finally develop the world-class Coburn zircon and titanium mineral sands project in Western Australia’s Mid-West region are advancing, with proponent Strandline Resources signing an agreement to tap into a “world-first” trucked LNG-to-hybrid renewable microgrid project (reports MiningNews). Strandline has signed a non-binding proposal with a Woodside Petroleum and EDL joint venture for a 27 megawatt integrated project using gas from the Pluto LNG project to fuel gas generators with diesel back-up, and a solar and battery storage plant.

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